****No Longer Available**** La Serena Item #: M300 - T/N/A

  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • Milk: Sheep
  • Country: Spain
  • Pasteurization: Raw
  • Region: Extremadura
  • Pack: 4/2.5 oz.
  • Protection: D.O.P.

Once matured, the cheese appears fine, with a waxy yellow rind showing the imprint of the esparto grass mold it is made in. To the touch it is soft or slightly hard depending on its maturing. Its flavor is unusual, slightly bitter when it is mature and buttery when it is mild. During the maturing process, some cheeses crack as their inside softens until it turns into an almost liquid paste. This gives rise to the famous La Serena cakes, even more highly appreciated than the cheese itself because of their intense, pleasantly bitter flavor and creamy consistency.